Bubble Tea and Cigarettes – “Room 907”


Another lush dream-pop delight from Bubble Tea and Cigarettes, “Room 907” weaves twangy guitars and caressing synths alongside lyrics depicting a complex relationship. Per the Los Angeles-based duo: “The song describes falling deep in love with someone in an erotic relationship, but the partner never mentions his background, and is potentially abusing the protagonist’s affection.”

A steadier rhythmic pulse is evident compared to past efforts from the project, who continue further with their serenely intoxicating soundscapes. “I never learn from my mistake,” the vocals sigh, into a lonesome-sounding guitar line amidst a thumping bass pulse. The final minute converges the affecting vocals, fluttering guitars, and dazed synths for a hypnotically captivating punctuation.

Be sure to check out their previously featured singles “5AM Empanada with You” and “Happiness” as well.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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